Special Issue "Selected Papers from the Triestine 2018 Visual Science of Art Conference"
A special issue of Vision (ISSN 2411-5150).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 October 2019).
Interests: perception; lightness and brightness; perceptual constancies; psychology of art
Interests: visual perception; motion perception; cognitive ergonomics; art and cognition
The Visual Science of Art Conference (VSAC) was first established by Baingio Pinna in Alghero in 2012 as a satellite event of the European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP). Ever since, just like ECVP, VSAC has changed locations, organizers, and topics, being hosted in different European cities and attracting artists and researchers from all over the world. In 2018, it was held in Trieste, organized by Rossana Actis-Grosso and Daniele Zavagno from the University of Milano-Bicocca. The scope of VSAC is to promote cross-fertilization between the visual arts and vision sciences by setting up a friendly environment where artists, psychologists, vision scientists, art historians, and philosophers can discuss their work, learn from each other, and establish collaborations. The Triestine VSAC was the first to feature an experimental session named Art workshops, in which an artist and a scientist were paired to discuss the artist’s research from two different perspectives. Regular talk and poster sessions were organized by themes, including, but not limited to, aesthetic experiences, artistic techniques, street art and architecture, portraits, and selfies. The conference also hosted three symposiums: Art and expression, dedicated to the memory of Alberto Argenton and to his research on expressivity in the arts; Representation of events and dynamic content in the visual arts, dedicated to the memory of Manfredo Massironi and to his research on the representation of the passage of time in static artworks; and Teaching psychology of art, dedicated to all those who hold such a complex position. This Special Issue will gather some of the insights from VSAC 2018 by collecting papers derived or inspired by the conference in Trieste.
Dr. Daniele Zavagno
Dr. Rossana Actis-Grosso
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